This Cruel Design

This Cruel Design

by Emily Suvada

Paperback / softback Age range: 12 to 17 years old Publication Date: 29/10/2018

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The blistering follow-up to This Mortal Coil - where can you hide when you're running from yourself?

Catarina thought they'd stopped the Hydra virus. She was wrong.

After laying everything on the line to decrypt the vaccine, Cat realises that Lachlan's daemon code is in the panel of every person on the planet's surface. With it, he can reprogram humanity.

She, Cole and Leoben set out to stop him, but they're on a timer. Cartaxus - the shadowy corporation that's both helped and hindered them - has a deadly end game in play. The virus is evolving, the vaccine is dying, and if Cat can't find Lachlan in three days, they'll use lethal code to wipe out every person on the planet.

Their path takes them to Entropia, an underground city deep in the desert and home to the most extreme gene hackers, run by the queen of coding, Regina.

Struggling with the revelations about her past, and plagued by strange visions, what Cat finds in Entropia is more than just a trail to Lachlan. Because in the vaulted chambers of Regina's kingdom, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts, and discovers that the biggest threat of all may be buried in her own mind.

ISBN:
9780141379289
9780141379289
Category:
Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
12 to 17 years old
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-10-2018
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x25mm
Weight:
0.33kg
Emily Suvada

Emily Suvada was born in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics.

Her interest in science and tech never waned, particularly in genetic engineering and the question of what it means to be human.

She thought it would be fun to explore these interests through characters running for their lives in a futuristic hellscape, so she wrote This Mortal Coil.

She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen.

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